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Junior Lifeguard camp set to start in July

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 9:19 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -

Panama City Beach Fire Rescue is getting ready to train the next generation of potential lifeguards.

Fire officials say they’re kicking off the Junior Lifeguard camp starting July 6 for ages 8 to 15.

They say kids who sign up will learn the ins and outs of what it means to be a lifeguard including swimming, rescues, and education on public safety.

Officials say it’s not just beneficial for the kids but everyone around the water.

“As a local it’s super important to be familiar with the water and your personal safety and the safety of others,” said Panama City Beach Fire Rescue Beach Safety Director Wil Spivey. “You’d be amazed at these kids, once they come through and learn some things, they’re telling everybody. It’s a really cool way for them to help us get the word out.”

Those interested can sign up Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 31 (17121 PCB Parkway) in Panama City Beach. It’s a $100 dollar registration fee and they ask for checks only.

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